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Haiku poetry day 2016 (part 2)

To round out International Haiku Poetry Day for this year, I attended a haiku walk yesterday at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, a vital environmental preserve in Central New Jersey:

International Haiku Poetry Day Ginko

Celebrate and explore haiku, a traditional Japanese form of poetry with its luminous focus on nature. Education Director and haiku poet Jeff Hoagland will provide a brief overview of the haiku tradition before facilitating a ginko, or haiku walk, on the Watershed Nature Reserve. This event is sponsored by The Haiku Foundation.

It was sunny and in the 70s — an ideal afternoon for walking in the woods and writing poetry! Here are a few of the haiku I wrote:

spicing the breeze

with its call:

eastern towhee


just a seed

until it moves —

brown bug


they shadow me

wherever I go!

three vultures

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Haiku poetry day 2016 (part 1)

April 17th was International Haiku Poetry Day, and to get the celebration off to a good start, I contributed a haiku to The Haiku Foundation‘s EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration:

seedling —

it starts its life

bowing to the earth

It seems there’s a holiday for everything, so why not a day for haiku, too?  :- D

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